OKLAHOMA CITY —
Westmoore:While, freshman Dalton Duffield burst on the scene with a state championship in his first season, his teammates had a tougher time.
His teammate John Finn came agonizingly close to matching him at 220, but fell to Edmond North’s Andrew Dixon 1-0.
Keaton Randall also placed fourth for the Jaguars at 126, while Shane Rogers won a match but failed to place at 152.
Moore:The Lions got points from all four of their wrestlers in the tournament, with senior Derek Sivertsen making it to the championship match at 182 but falling to Edmond North’s Lance Dixon, 11-3.
McKale Washington placed fourth for the Lions at 152, while Josh Lindsey and Colby Moates each won matches on the weekend but failed to place.
Southmoore:Nathan Marek came into the weekend as the defending state champion at 170 for the SaberCats and looked to be on his way to another title after easily winning his first two matches.
But Edmond North’s Derek White had other plans, upsetting Marek 6-4 for the title in a rematch of last week’s regional final, which Marek had won 6-0. Marek, a junior, finished the season 44-3.
Southmoore’s Conor Dooling at 113 and Zac Damico at 120 both reached the semifinals before falling. Damico eventually wound up placing fourth, while Dooling, Zac Moore and Jakoby Walker failed to place.
Noble:The Bears placed five wrestlers into the Class 5A tournament, but all fell in their first-round matches Friday. Two, Trevor Symes at 106 and Tristan Rabe at 138, won matches in the consolation round but did not place.
The good news for Noble is four of their qualifiers — juniors Dakota Boxwell and Rabe, sophomore Shelby Greeson and freshman Symes — will be back for another crack at it next year. Only senior J.E. Bailey had his last go-round as a high-schooler.